“Making A-G Real” – $$$ for College Contest

“No need to be an essay, it can be a song, movie, pictures, etc.” – The All City Council

April 4th, 2014




A very exciting college scholarship opportunity is here for OUSD Seniors! The All City Council and the Marcus Foster Education Fund are hosting the very first “Making A-G Real” Multimedia Scholarship Contest for students to share and raise awareness about current issues that affect them and their schools. Seniors can win up to $1,000-$2,000 in college scholarship money! Winning submissions will have showcased the student’s passion and careful thought to what an ideal education should look like in Oakland for the area selected.

What is unique about this scholarship is that 1) it recognizes young people (OUSD seniors) who are making a change in their schools and 2) it is multimedia – no need to be an essay, it can be a song, movie, pictures, etc. It is due April 10th. After that the entire community can vote for the best entry. 


March 20th – April 10th: Students enter the contest when they submit a video, photo journal, song, essay or poem. Submissions will showcase students’ ideas about real changes they would like to see to impact their schools!
April 14th – April 25th: After all submissions are entered, students, schools, and community members vote online from for their favorite student submissions.
May 5th: Winners Notified!
Top 3 submissions with the most votes will be selected as initial winners. All other winners will be judged and selected by a committee of All City Council students and recent OUSD alum who are current Marcus Foster Education Fund scholars.

For more information on the criteria and submission process: http://marcusfoster.org/programs/scholarships/making-a-g-real-2014-multimedia-scholarship-contest/

FOR STUDENTS: FIND THE APPLICATION HERE: https://app.wizehive.com/appform/login/mfef2014

For any questions feel free to contact Thieny Nguyen, the East Bay College Access Network Program Associate at tnguyen@marcusfoster.org

GO APPLY !!!!!!!!!

About Us